Morning Reaction 2012 NFL Predictions

September 05, 2012 | Luke Jones

With the Dallas Cowboys and the New York Giants kicking off the 2012 season on Wednesday night, Drew Forrester and I looked into our crystal ball for our predictions on how the NFL division races will look and who will be hoisting the Vince Lombardi trophy in New Orleans on Feb. 3, 2013.

We’ve listed our records for the projected division-winning teams — without scientifically going through the schedule and picking each individual game — and an asterisk (*) denotes the teams earning wild card berths.

To hear the entire prediction segment on Wednesday’s edition of The Morning Reaction, click HERE.

DREW FORRESTER’S PREDICTIONS

NFC East
New York Giants (10-6)
Dallas
Philadelphia
Washington

NFC South
Atlanta (11-5)
*New Orleans (10-6)
Carolina
Tampa Bay

NFC West
San Francisco (12-4)
Seattle
St. Louis
Arizona

NFC North
Green Bay (12-4)
*Detroit (10-6)
Chicago
Minnesota

AFC East
New England (13-3)
Buffalo
New York Jets
Miami

AFC South
Houston (12-4)
Tennessee
Jacksonville
Indianapolis

AFC West
Kansas City (10-6)
*Denver (9-7)
Oakland
San Diego

AFC North
Cincinnati (10-6)
*Baltimore (9-7)
Pittsburgh
Cleveland

LUKE JONES’ PREDICTIONS

NFC East
New York Giants (11-5)
*Philadelphia (10-6)
Dallas
Washington

NFC South
Atlanta (11-5)
New Orleans
Carolina
Tampa Bay

NFC West
San Francisco (12-4)
Seattle
Arizona
St. Louis

NFC North
Green Bay (13-3)
*Detroit (11-5)
Chicago
Minnesota

AFC East
New England (14-2)
*Buffalo (9-7)
New York Jets
Miami

AFC South
Houston (12-4)
Tennessee
Jacksonville
Indianapolis

AFC West
Denver (10-6)
San Diego
Kansas City
Oakland

AFC North
Baltimore (10-6)
*Pittsburgh (10-6)
Cincinnati
Cleveland

CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP PICKS

Drew Forrester
NFC: Green Bay over Atlanta
AFC: New England over Houston

Luke Jones
NFC: Green Bay over Detroit
AFC: New England over Houston

SUPER BOWL PICKS
Drew Forrester: New England over Green Bay, 27-23
Luke Jones: Green Bay over New England, 41-35

LEAGUE MVP
Drew Forrester: Peyton Manning
Luke Jones: Aaron Rodgers